At Trusted Home Surveys we are licenced to provide the RICS format of reports. We choose to use these in most cases because they are familiar to our clients and the various stakeholders involved in the property purchase.
The format of the RICS survey was refreshed recently but has been similar for several years. Whether you are having a level 1, 2 or 3 survey undertaken you will find the format and structure to be largely familiar across the range. In total there will be around 14 sections in the report, some of these such as sections A and C are relatively introductory in nature while sections D-G are where the elements, services and grounds of the property are described. Section B is largely summative as are sections H and I. The remaining sections provide a range of further details depending on the survey level.
A staple of the RICS survey for many years has been the colour coding system used in their home survey reports. The colour coding which uses green, amber, and red describes the urgency of repair needed on the property on an elemental level. At Trusted Home Surveys we include these in all the RICS reports we offer, and a summary of the ratings can be found in section B of the report.
If you would like to find out more about reports offered by Trusted Home Surveys or for a sample of the report format, get in touch with us by phone or email today.